Sost Gojal[ST]: Sost Dry Port Loans scam surfaces once again. MLA Prince Saleem Khan, son of governor of Gilgit Baltistan was booked in a 50 Million loan borrowed from National BanK of Pakistan, Sost Branch, when he was Vice chairman and was failed to return.
According to news circulated on social media that the Supreme Appellate Court of Gilgit Baltistan as ordered the Election commission of Gilgit Baltistan to disqualify the membership of MLA Prince Saleem Khan.
Details suggest that Shah Salim Khan obtained 50 million loan as the former vice chairman of Pak China Sost Dry Port company against the mortgage of Port building and was failed.
Saleem Khan was elected in by-election of GBLA-6 that was vacated by his father Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan
On the other hand Saleem Khan has denied the news of disqualification for GBLA. On his Facebook profile Khan has stated that the news of his disqualification is a rumor and is contempt of court.
UPDATE: The National Bank of Pakistan has filed a petition in the Supreme Appellate Court of Gilgit Baltistan against Prince Saleem Khan M/S Silk Route Dry Port Trust appealing his disqualification.
The court has directed the Election Commission Gilgit Baltistan to submit reports along with all material regarding Saleem Khan before the court within 10 days.
In the order issued by the court on September 19, 2017, it has been stated that on the date of filling nomination paper to contest election for the seat of GBLA 6, Saleem was a bank defaulter and how her was allowed to contest the election.